Last year, the Ford Motor Company officially filed a trademark for the name “Warthog,” which multiple trusted sources later determined was associated with an upcoming Bronco variant. 

 

This was confirmed just one month later, when Ford Authority spied a carefully covered 2023 Bronco Warthog prototype. Now, Ford Authority has spotted an official Bronco Warthog, and believe it or not — it looks like it will include a hybrid model!

 

There are several clues that point to the likelihood that this beast is running an electrified drivetrain. For starters, the largest is an orange high voltage (HV) cable, a common feature in hybrid rides. This cable is visible underneath the Bronco’s body, wrapped around part of the transmission tunnel and transaxle covering. In the production version, this cable is likely to be placed elsewhere.

 

Another clue that the Warthog is a hybrid is it’s unique single exhaust with a single exhaust outlet, since non-hybrids typically feature a single exhaust with dual tips. A small detail, but an important and noteworthy one indeed.

 

The non-hybrid Warthog is expected to run on the more potent twin-turbo 3.0L EcoBoost V6 (the same that is currently featured beneath the hood of the high-performance Ford Explorer ST). With this setup, the Warthog is expected to generate 400-horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.

 

Meanwhile, the hybrid Warthog variant is expected to run on the same 3.0L EcoBoost V6, only this version will feature an electric motor combination. With this electrifying combo, the Warthog’s horsepower is expected to jump all the way up to 494-horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. In addition, both Warthog variants are likely to feature Ford’s ten-speed automatic transmission.


The Ford Bronco Warthog is still a while off, but the Ford Bronco Sport is already making appearances at dealerships nationwide. To learn more about the return of the off-road king at Brian Hoskins Ford in Coatesville today, click here! For more information, feel free to contact us online, by phone, or in person today.
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